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Soul of the Dragon

A saying from Confucius:"How happy we are to have friends from afar!"
孔子云:有朋自远方来 不亦乐乎

According to the latest research, the creativity source of the Chinese Dragon must be the Chinese Alligators lived in Yellow River and Yangzi River. The cradles of the Chinese Civilization are also Yellow River and Yangzi River valleys. The ancient Chinese hunters(maybe the first profession of human beings) found the alligators were too fierce to be caught and wished to be as tough as them. Therefore , they drew them on the bodies, painted them on the bowls, made up tales about them and called them ‘Long’(the Chinese Pronunciation of ‘Dragon').

History of Chinese Civilization


Making dikes on the Yellow River

The Great Wall
What is the Great Wall for?

From B.c. Seven Century to B.c. Three Century that is called the Spring and Autumn Period and the Warring States Period, The princes of many little states began to fight and swallow up each other. They all built the long city wall for self-defence.
B.c. 221 Year, QinShiHuang consolidated all six states, He pulled down the wall between the states one side, the other side he built the new city wall in the north to defense the Hun. He command MengTian general and thousands upon thousands people to build the new city wall, it stretch more than five thousand kilometre in an unbroken chain, which is the oldest Great Wall

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